News and announcements

A new campaign from Contact a Family is encouraging energy companies and the Government to make changes that will benefit families caring for disabled children. The campaign has four main aims: • That energy companies introduce a fixed monthly discount for households with a disabled child and...
26th November 2014
The Children’s Commissioner recently released a report entitled “They still need to listen more”: A report about disabled children and young people’s rights in England. The report was carried out by four young disabled researchers with thirty-four disabled children and young people being asked...
27th November 2014
New research from Turn2us, a charity helping people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help, has revealed a stark lack of awareness of the support available through charitable grants amongst people in financial hardship, and the measures they...
25th November 2014
Three out of five disabled people believe that public attitudes to disability have improved in the past two decades but a significant proportion still say that they experience discrimination, according to research by Scope. The charity compared contemporary responses with those from 1994 to mark 20...
24th November 2014
A report has found that most working people are trapped on less than the living wage. Insecure, low-paid jobs are leaving record numbers of working families in poverty, with two-thirds of people who found work in the past year taking jobs for less than the living wage, according to the latest...
24th November 2014
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has issued two new reports on poverty and the cost of living. Measuring Poverty when Inflation Varies across Households analyses how price changes have affected low-income and high-income households since the early 2000’s. It considers the extent to which official...
6th November 2014